• Escorted Tour
  • Guaranteed Departure

Christmas Special Rail Tour

to the Chateau Tongariro

Our escorted Christmas special weekend to the Chateau continues to be a popular addition to our New Zealand rail tours programme. The ‘Northern Explorer’ will take you through the farming hinterland of the Waikato and the rugged King Country and up the famous Raurimu Spiral to National Park. Our special night is at the Chateau Tongariro, set amongst the tussock of the National Park with an impressive backdrop of the three mountains. Here we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas Dinner in convivial surroundings – an evening to remember. We return home on the Sunday, arriving in Auckland early evening after a relaxing time away.

Your travel itinerary


  • Return rail travel to National Park on the ‘Northern Explorer’
  • Coach transfers to and from the Chateau
  • Accommodation at the historic Chateau Tongariro
  •  Special Christmas Dinner at the ChateauTongariro
  • Morning tea and lunch on the train on the Saturday
  • Cooked breakfast at the Chateau on the Sunday morning
  • Pukekohe Travel escort subject to a minimum of 30 people travelling


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
   $499 $589 

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change


  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Items not specified 

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $100 will secure a place on the tour
• Full payment is due no later than 25 October 2019


• Deposit non-refundable
• All cancellations are on a per-person basis
• Full payment non-refundable after 25 October 2019

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for our clients.  Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

Health and Fitness

• A good standard of health and fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile with the ability to walk unaided on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs. 

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* Itinerary subject to change